Ladies and gentlemen (ok, just ladies), we have a bump-date!
A few thoughts on this picture:
1. Please note the two little turkeys. Gobble gobble... also appropriate since I seem to be eating more these days (see "total weight gain" below).
2. In the last bump post I wore blue, so the fact that I wore pink in this one makes me feel like an equal opportunity mom.
3. The dress above was passed onto me by Allison, so if you like it, feel free to send any compliments her way. Apparently it pays to wait until after your sisters have had a combined total of 5 children before getting pregnant because you get to inherit all of their maternity clothes!
Moving along: I haven't done one of these surveys yet, but I thought it might be a helpful way to give you all of the highlights of the pregnancy thus far. So here you go.
How far along: 16 weeks and 1 day
Total weight gain: 6 pounds. In the first trimester, I gained 1 pound. In the second trimester (so, in the past 3 weeks), I have gained 5. Oops. I am actually fine with it because I think 6 pounds at 16 weeks is decent for a twin pregnancy, so I'll take it!
Maternity clothes: I can get away with wearing looser fitting tops but all of my pre-pregnancy pants are officially useless to me. Thanks to my aforementioned sisterly donations, I already have about 8 million maternity tops and a few maternity bottoms. I bought an extra pair of maternity work pants this weekend and (perhaps more importantly) a pair of maternity yoga/lounge pants.
Stretch marks: Not that I've noticed.
Sleep: I sleep fine for the most part, but typically wake up around 3 am to pee. I have also noticed that if I switch sides too suddenly, my uterus does not seem to like it.
Best moment this week: Getting to hear their heartbeats on Friday! 152 bpm and 140 bpm
Miss anything: Sleeping on my stomach, regular consumption of turkey sandwiches without fear of listeria, and being comfortable in my clothes
Movement: Not yet... hopefully soon!
Food cravings: I still don't know that I would call them cravings, but the other day I did see a fruit snack that someone had dropped on the floor at work, which prompted me to visit SEVEN of our building's vending machines in search of a bag of fruit snacks. Sadly, I left empty-handed. Un-sadly, I bought a box at the store that afternoon.
Symptoms: I think I am already experiencing some round ligament pain (see above regarding my unhappy uterus when I switch sides while sleeping). I also feel like I've been hit by a truck around 4:30 pm every day and stumble around in a daze until I eat dinner around 6 pm. That's about it.
Anything making you queasy or sick: Strong smells make me queasy, and I still have a bad taste in my mouth after almost every time that I eat, but hopefully that will stop soon.
Happy or moody most of the time: Probably depends on who you ask :) I have been a little anxious in the past week or so, but I wouldn't necessarily say moody. I did throw a mini temper tantrum when Brian was attempting to take the picture posted above because I wasn't happy with his picture-taking skills... but that's not really unusual.
Have you started to show yet: You be the judge!
Boy or Girl: Or one of each? Not sure yet. BUT we will have our first ultrasound with the perinatologist this week (we'll be seeing him every 4 weeks to make sure the twins are growing at the same rate), so we MIGHT be able to find out. Fingers crossed (that their legs won't be)!
Looking forward to: See above. I am just so ready for them to have names, and to register and start working on the nursery!